Thai, Argentine and Malaysian MotoGP rounds cancelled

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MotoGP chiefs have this morning announced the cancellation of 2020’s Thai, Argentine and Malaysian rounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But on a more positive note, the Buriram track will host a round of the championship until at least 2026 after signing a new deal.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Argentina, Thailand and Malaysian Grands Prix this season, and they will be very much missed on the 2020 calendar,” said ringmaster Carmelo Ezpeleta.

“The passion of the fans who often travel across continents to enjoy MotoGP with us in Termas de Rio Hondo, Buriram and Sepang is incredible, creating as they do such an incredible atmosphere and welcome for the sport.

“However, we are delighted to add another Grand Prix in Europe to the 2020 calendar, and reveal our new agreement that will see MotoGP racing in Thailand and Buriram until at least 2026.

“We are very much looking forward to returning to Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia next year and as always, I would like to thank the fans for their patience and understanding.”